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  1. #1 OMFG! Yvette Clarke (D-Brooklyn) says in 1898 the Dutch enslaved Blacks. 
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    I know most of you all don't watch Stephen Colbert, but you should, since you'd have a ton of stuff for this "Mindless Moonbat" forum.

    Last night, Colbert interviewed Congresswoman Yvette Clark, a Democrat from Brooklyn. After doing the worst rap shout-out ever, Ms. Clark then explained that Blacks were being enslaved in Brooklyn as late as 1898. When pressed by Colbert as to who was doing the enslaving, Clark said, "The Dutch."

    Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) apparently needs a refresher on the history of her borough, after she suggested on “The Colbert Report” that slavery persisted in the United States until 1898.

    “Some have called Brooklyn’s decision to become part of New York City ‘The Great Mistake of 1898,’ ” Colbert said, asking her about the history of her home borough. “If you could get in a time machine and go back to 1898, what would you say to those Brooklynites?”

    “Knowing what I know now… I would say to them, ‘Set me free,’ ” Clarke responded.

    “From?” asked Colbert, giving her an out that she didn’t take.

    “Slavery,” she replied.

    “I’m pretty sure there wasn’t slavery in Brooklyn in 1898,” said the comedy show host.

    “I’m pretty sure there was,” said Clarke, without any hint that she might be joking.

    “It sounds like a horrible part of the United States that kept slavery going until 1898,” said Colbert.

    Clarke went on to say that if she was enslaved, she would have been enslaved by the Dutch.

    Slavery was outlawed in 1865 by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. And the Second Peace of Westminster, which ended the Third Anglo-Dutch War, ceded New York (once New Netherland) to the British hundreds of years before that.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories...#ixzz25cgge8Js


    Go here to see the show: http://www.colbertnation.com/full-ep...2-reihan-salam

    Go about 7 minutes into the program for the full interview.
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    Awesome, should I include this, um fact in the History Forum?
    How is obama working out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Awesome, should I include this, um fact in the History Forum?
    Absolutely. It's amazing that it even got televised. Gotta hand it to Colbert, though. As liberal as he is, he doesn't pull any punches here.
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